Week Two

In English this week we have begun looking at discursive texts or balanced arguments.  We have been thinking about arguments for and against zoos, pocket money, chores for children, mobile phones in school, school uniforms and many more things.  This will then be linked to our History topic of the Tudors and deciding whether Henry VIII was a terrible king.


In Maths we have continued with fractions and have looked at adding complements to one and then adding so that you go over one whole.  We have been using concrete equipment and pictorial representations as we do in all of our maths learning in order to get a deeper understanding of what we are doing.


In PSHE we have been learning to understand the role of a leader and how important it can be for group work.  We have been thinking about what qualities make a good leader and how we can ensure that if we are ever in that position we are successful. 


In History we have continued our work on the Tudors and organised key events in Tudor history in order that they took place and considered which monarch was in charge.  We also discussed why Edward VI was King before both of his sisters and the children were suitably shocked to discover that the laws of succession changed as recently as the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's eldest child.  


In PE the children have been working on their touch rugby skills and learning how to pass and weave.